Rimma Kranet’s three microfiction stories, “I Run”, “Selective Hearing”, and “Seeds of Youth”, will appear in the fifth issue of The Centifictionist (Vol. 3, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2022). Rimma graciously answered a few brief questions for us. Read the interview below.
1. What inspired the stories “I Run”, “Selective Hearing”, and “Seeds of Youth”?
These short stories were inspired partially by the experience of being an immigrant from the Ukraine and by the belief that memory is omnipresent in an unconscious way in our daily lives.
2. What inspires you and your writing?
I am inspired by the people that inhabit my surroundings.
3. What keeps you going when experiencing times of misery and despair?
I see each day as an opportunity.
4. What advice do you have for microfiction writers?
Pay attention to detail. There can be a whole world in just a few sentences.
Rimma Kranet is a Russian-American fiction writer with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from University of California Los Angeles. Her short fiction has appeared in Brilliant Flash Fiction, Construction Lit, Club Plum, Coal Hill Review, Change Seven Magazine, EcoTheo, The Common Breath, Drunk Monkey, and Short, Vigorous Roots: A Contemporary Flash Fiction Collection of Migrant Voices. She resides between Florence, Italy and Los Angeles, California. Twitter: @RKranet. Instagram: @rkranet.